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Sensex, Nifty slip for third session on coronavirus worries
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Indian stocks fell for a third straight session on Tuesday as concerns over the coronavirus outbreak hit risk sentiment, while US President Donald Trump's two-day visit did little to cheer investors.

The blue-chip Nifty ended 0.27% lower at 11,797.90, while the Sensex shed 0.2% to end at 40,281.20.

The Nifty index tumbled 2.1% and the Sensex plunged nearly 2% on Monday, in a global market selloff sparked by fears of a greater impact on economic growth from the rapid spread of the coronavirus outside China.

"Markets are quite shy of the near term and (worried about) what havoc coronavirus can play in terms of supply chain and global growth," said Saurabh Jain, assistant vice president research, SMC Global Securities.

There was nothing much for the markets beyond the defence deals from Trump's visit, Jain added.

India and the United States were making progress on trade, energy and military deals, Trump said on Tuesday.

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd was the biggest gainers on the Nifty, rising 1.93%, while Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd was the major laggard, falling 2.81%.

The Nifty is off 5.1% from its lifetime high hit on Jan. 20, weighed down by the coronavirus outbreak and a lacklustre union budget.

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